In Preparation to Conquer the Heike at Their Stronghold in Ichinotani, Lord Yoritomo Makes Noriyori and Yoshitsune the Leaders of Two Sides with Long and Short Spears and Observes Their Practice Maneuvers (Udaishô Yoritomo kô Ichinotani ni tatekomoru Heik

「右大将頼朝公一の谷に楯篭る平家を攻落さんと範頼義経を両将と定めて長短の鑓をもつて手練の駆引を上覧の図」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #II-20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 33.3 × 71.7 cm (13 1/8 × 28 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39704a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37939a-c, 11.39704a-c

Signed

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga
一英斎芳艶画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection